Average Bench: 84.2% (52nd of 984)

more Based on 2,916 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD3003FZEX-0, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4S

Very good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2013) averaged just 15.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2013) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,916 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Read 152 186
105 Write 141 167
98.8 Mixed 135 160
107% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.73 0.98
1.55 4K Write 2.73 3.33
0.2 4K Mixed 0.26 0.35
110% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 149
Mixed 145
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 3.31
4K Mixed 0.28
112% 1.35 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 150
Mixed 153
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.31
118% 1.23 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 174
Write 143
Mixed 137
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.93
4K Mixed 0.3
112% 1.28 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 135
Mixed 136
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.26
101% 1.15 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 132
Mixed 112
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.21
73% 0.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 131
Mixed 134
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.78
4K Mixed 0.31
111% 1.23 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 136
Mixed 141
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.99
4K Mixed 0.26
120% 1.37 MB/s
368GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 132
Mixed 118
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.78
4K Mixed 0.23
105% 1.23 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $922

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